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Microsoft Project Introduction



The objective of this Microsoft Project training course is to be able to effectively use Microsoft Project for setting up projects, resource management, tracking progress, reporting and communicating to stakeholders.

Price: €925 per person


  • Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.20 and 21 May 2019, 2 Days
  • Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.02 and 03 July 2019, 2 Days
  • Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.25 and 26 September 2019, 2 Days
  • Book a place on this course and pay with your credit card.11 and 12 November 2019, 2 Days


Our Microsoft Project introduction programme is aimed at users who are new to Microsoft Project and wish to be able to create a project plan and or use, edit or update a plan developed by someone else.


Participants need no previous experience with Microsoft Project but should be comfortable using Microsoft Windows and should be able to start a Microsoft Office application, use the Help feature and open/close and save files. A basic knowledge of the principles of Project Management would be useful.


Having completed this course, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate the Microsoft Project application and get help
  • Take the key steps when creating a new project plan
  • Build tasks and structure the tasks (promoting / demoting tasks)
  • Incorporate milestones into the plan
  • Build task sequencing – lag/lead, dependencies, time constraints, deadlines
  • Use Views, Tables and Filters
  • Formatting the plan and printing
  • Build a resource pool and assign resources to tasks
  • Examine progress and critical path of the project
Course Outline
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Day 1

Introduction to MS Project
Project Management Techniques
Using ‘Tell me what you want to do…’
The Project Guide Toolbar

Getting Started
Essential Steps for Creating an MS Project
Setting the Project Start Date
The Project Calendar
Project Information

Task Maintenance
Entering and Editing Tasks
Auto Scheduled vs Manual Scheduled
Moving, Copying, Deleting Tasks
Promoting/Demoting Tasks
Task Durations

Task Sequencing
Types of Links
Lead and Lag Times
Time Constraints

Other Task Functions
Recurring Tasks
Splitting Tasks
Inactive tasks
Attach Notes/Hyperlinks to Tasks
Filtering Tasks
Grouping Tasks
The Project Summary Task

The Tracking Gantt
The Network Diagram
The Timeline View
The Critical Path Explained
Displaying the Critical Path

Applying Tables to a View
Customising Tables

Format Text
Format Bars
Format Timescale
Format Layout

Printing the Project
Page Layouts

Day 1 Summary & Review
Recap of Topics Covered

Day 2

Review of Day 1

Work & Material Resources
Entering & Editing Resources
Grouping Resources
Adjusting a Resource’s Calendar
Attach Notes/Hyperlinks to Resources

Task Types
Fixed Work
Fixed Duration
Fixed Units
Assigning Resources to Tasks
Effort Driven Scheduling explained

Assign Resources to Tasks
Assign Material Resources to Tasks
Filtering in the Assign Resources window
Resource Over-allocations
Resolving Resource Over-allocations

More Views
The Task Usage View
The Resource Usage View
Filtering in Views

Setting the Project
What is a Baseline
Setting a Baseline
Clearing the Baseline
Viewing the Baseline

Project Progress
Marking Tasks as Complete
Project Statistics

Advanced Formatting
Format the Gantt chart with Resource data

View Tables
Modify Tables

Using Project’s pre-designed Reports

Master Projects & Shared Resources
The concept of Master Projects & Shared Resources explained

Communicating the Project
Capturing the Gantt Chart as an Image File
Export Project Data to Excel

Day 2 – Summary & Review
Recap of Topics Covered
Discuss Participant’s own Projects
Question Time

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